AWS Training and Certification Blog

Three things you’ll gain when launching your cloud career with AWS Cloud Institute

The demand for cloud skills is skyrocketing, outpacing the supply of qualified professionals. To address this gap, AWS launched AWS Cloud Institute – a virtual training program designed to prepare people for cloud careers, even without prior technical experience, in as little as one year. In this blog, current AWS Cloud Institute students share the three key benefits they’ve gained through the program: a supportive community, confidence in their abilities, and clarity on their career path.

Courses to elevate your NoSQL data modeling skills

In today’s digital landscape, NoSQL databases have emerged as mature and widely-adopted technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud. These powerful data management solutions have become indispensable for modern applications, offering a range of benefits that traditional relational databases often struggle to match. AWS Training and Certification offers a variety of digital, classroom, and hands-on training options to help you build your skills.

Unlocking generative AI opportunities with AWS

The new learning program, Unlocking Generative AI Opportunities with AWS, developed in collaboration with the Udemy Business Leadership Academy, is uniquely designed to equip leaders across all industries with the generative AI knowledge and change management strategies they need to develop talent successfully and drive the digital transformation within their organizations. Now’s the time for you and your team to learn the what, why, and how behind generative AI.

New courses and certification updates from AWS Training and Certification in May 2024

In May, we launched 33 new digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including two new AWS Builder Labs, a new Digital Classroom course (Build Applications with AWS NoSQL Databases), a new Partner course (Generative AI on AWS Essentials (Business)), and localized versions of Exam Prep: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C02), Exam Prep: AWS Certified DevOps Engineer- Professional (DOP-C02), and Exam Prep: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (SAP-C02).

5 ways to increase AWS Certified employees in your organization

Partners with AWS Certifications have demonstrated their understanding of AWS best practices, architectures, and services. This enables them to recommend the most suitable solutions that align with the customer’s requirements and business goals. Learn 5 best practices for encouraging certification pursuits and retaining top talent, along with real-world examples from AWS Partners who have successfully adopted these methods.

Level Up Your Cloud Game with AWS Educate Builder Labs

The AWS Educate Builder Labs course in the Core Concept section offers new-to-cloud learners the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with AWS services through the lens of building a real-world application. In this post, Technology Associate Deepti Trivedi explores the Builder Labs course experience and shares why they’re a game-changer for anyone looking to learn more about security and serverless basics and microservices.

Create a custom AWS Certification exam practice tool with Amazon Q Apps

Did you know you can harness the power of Amazon Q Apps to create your own personalized AWS Certification exam practice tool? We’ll show you how to use the generative capabilities of Amazon Q Apps to build a tailored study aid that adapts to your specific knowledge gaps and learning style. This tool can enhance your learning and confidence as you prepare for your next AWS Certification exam.

New courses and certification updates from AWS Training and Certification in April 2024

In April, we launched 19 new digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including two new AWS Digital Classroom courses (Digital Classroom – Developing Generative AI Applications on AWS and Digital Classroom – Security Engineering on AWS), nine new digital courses, two new AWS Partner courses (both include an Accreditation Badge to be awarded upon successful completion of the final assessment), and localized versions (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese) of Exam Prep: AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty.

Plan and navigate your AWS Cloud career journey, no matter your starting point

Are you at an inflection point and exploring how you might transition to a career in cloud? Amazonians, Prasad Rao and Ashish Prajapati, recently co-authored a book, Cloud Career Journeys, and sought to tell the stories of individuals who started or advanced their cloud career in the hopes that it will help inspire you to get started or progress your own cloud career. Whether you’re apprehensive about a cloud career because you do not have any IT experience, or you’re not sure how to take your IT skills to the cloud, you may find a relatable learner journey to spark your own career change and progression.

How one learner grew his cloud and AI skills at AWS Skills Center

Learn how Steen Krogh Groennebaek transitioned into a career in cloud computing through free training at AWS Skills Center Seattle. From attending the free Cloud Exploration Day, to earning his AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification, Steen leveraged expert guidance, hands-on training, and networking opportunities to land a job and thrive in the cloud industry.